The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Sunday, November 30th 2008, 12:50 PM EST
Just when you thought you had heard about everything concerning "Man Made Climate Change" along comes this news article from the BBC, at least the religious groups involved in this story mention the importance of caring for the environment, something each and everyone of us should agree with. What other groups will follow the bad science concerning "the more CO2 you have, the more the world warms", will the fall of world temperatures make this misguided "good feel" vote winner backfire?
Faith leaders urge climate curbs
by Christopher Landau BBC religious affairs correspondent
Sunday, November 30th 2008, 4:12 AM EST
Ski resorts throughout Europe are opening this weekend ahead of schedule following the biggest November snowfall for at least ten years. Val d'lsere in France opened yesterday with snow two meters deep and 3,000 meters, meaning this season all the slopes are open right from the start.
Saturday, November 29th 2008, 5:08 AM EST
An interesting letter I found on iStockAnalyst by R. John Muench.
(Source: Pantagraph)Natural cycles cause global warming, cooling
Scott Richardson's column (Pantagraph, Nov. 2) is proof that global warming alarmism is more religion than science. The believers have their messiah, Al Gore, who is not a scientist and has refused all monetary offers to debate the science.
If Gore truly believes a catastrophe is imminent, then why does his personal residence use over 35 times more electricity than the average family?
Current data does not support that any warming is occurring. Satellite data shows that temperatures have been steady for the last 10 years and nowhere near the projections cited by Richardson. In fact, this year's current global temperature is averaging less than 0.015 degrees above the normal.
Friday, November 28th 2008, 1:52 PM EST
An interesting extract from an article by John Stapleton for The Australian that shows despite recent extreme cold weather, stories about global warming still keep coming.
EUROPE is shivering through an extreme cold snap. One of the coldest winters in the US in more than 100 years is toppling meteorological records by the dozen, and the Arctic ice is expanding. Even Australia has been experiencing unseasonable snow.
But the stories about global warming have not stopped, not for a second.
Friday, November 28th 2008, 1:34 PM EST
Results of a recent poll from 11 countries show their is a growing public reluctance to make personal sacrifices to battle climate change. Only one in five (20%) said they would spend extra money to reduce climate change. Thats down from 28% last year!
"People believe governments are focusing too much attention on indirect actions that pass responsibility for climate change onto others, such as increasing taxes on fossil fuels, encouraging individual environmentally friendly activities and participating in international negotiations, such as the Kyoto Protocol," the report said.
Friday, November 28th 2008, 6:22 AM EST
It has been reported by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) that glaciers in the Southern Jotenheimen region of Norway having been growing in size over the last two years.
This mirrors similar reports from 'daily tech' that some glaciers in parts of Canada and New Zealand have also been growing over recent years, due to colder temperatures and increased snowfall.
Friday, November 28th 2008, 4:32 AM EST
Email from Statistician Dr. Richard Mackey.
"The following appeared on Gore’s website of Nov 19, 2008:
"Looking Back to Look Forward November"
A new study suggests the Mayan civilization might have collapsed due to environmental disasters:
"These models suggest that as ecosystems were destroyed by mismanagement or were transformed by global climatic shifts, the depletion of agricultural and wild foods eventually contributed to the failure of the Maya sociopolitical system,' writes environmental archaeologist Kitty Emery of the Florida Museum of Natural History in the current Human Ecology journal."
Thursday, November 27th 2008, 10:21 AM EST
Please, look at the facts before it's too late - we are not causing the planet to warm
In a recent issue of my local newspaper there was an article coauthored by a "field organizer" for Greenpeace entitled "Reduce warming while kick-starting the U. S. economy." One author was an unimpressive councilman who now shows he is an unimpressive critic of the laws of physics. The coauthor is a Greenpeace field organizer, what more need be said; Greenpeace would have the world shut down for the good of humanity and for the planet.
Alarmist articles of this type are long on "concern" about planet warming and inevitably short on reason why we should believe global destruction is just round the corner unless we all accept draconian changes to our life style and put our faith and future in government's hands. Does anyone other than these illogical alarmists believe that replacing our incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps will actually affect global temperature?
Thursday, November 27th 2008, 10:15 AM EST
An interesting article on Reuters.
LONDON (Reuters) - The weather will probably be colder than normal in Britain next month, but the mean temperature from December to the end of February will likely be around or slightly above the long-term average, the Met Office said on Tuesday.
"For the winter as a whole, UK mean temperatures are more likely to be near or above average," the official forecaster said in its latest winter weather forecast.
"However, we are likely to have a cold start to the winter with temperatures below average in December."
Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 5:02 PM EST
The Past Half-Century of Sea Level Rise
By Craig Idso, CO2 Science
In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, NASA’s James Hansen stated “there is increasing realization that sea level rise this century may be measured in meters if we follow business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions.”